Hi, I'm Jess
You're really hot - want to chat? We could share pics, or maybe more ...? ;)
You should send me some pics.. I'll send you some too...
Why don't you turn on your webcam?
But maybe you shouldn't...
Want to see who I really am?
You don't know who is behind the camera.
Many people use webcams for flirting and cybersex - but sometimes people you meet online aren't who they say they are.
Has this happened to you? Happening now? Call the police on 999. If this has happened recently, call the police on 101. Do not pay any money. Stop communicating with the person immediately. Report to your internet service and write down as much information as possible (see below for more info)If you're under 18, report to CEOP
Criminals might befriend victims online by using a fake identity and then persuading them to perform sexual acts in front of their webcam, often by using an attractive woman to entice the victim to participate. These women may have been coerced into these actions using financial incentives or threats.
These webcam videos are recorded by the criminals who then threaten to share the images with the victims’ friends and family. This can make the victims feel extremely ashamed and embarrassed and, tragically, here in the UK at least four young men have taken their own lives after being targeted in this way.
Both men and women can be victims of this crime, either by being blackmailed or by being coerced into carrying out sexual acts.
The best way to stop yourself from becoming a victim is to be very careful about who you befriend online, especially if you’re considering sharing anything intimate with them.
For further info - www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/sextortion